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Big Bus Tours

PO Box 95120, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
00 971 800 244 287
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Ranked #46 of 73 Activities in Abu Dhabi
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Owner description: Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard traditional double-decker busses, the king of all sightseeing vehicles. With the day tour in Abu Dhabi, passengers can design their own itinerary and hop-on and hop-off at any stop of their choice. These tours offer recorded commentary in a choice of 8 languages and tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours. The tours include a visit of Saadiyat and Yas islands.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We started the tour from Mosque around 10am, and finished at the Mosque around 4:30pm or so. Doing both red and blue tours, takes up pretty much the whole day, if you take no extra stops or breaks, The tours take approx 2-2,5 hours each. and waiting time in between can be over an hour. Red tour runs every 30min, Blue tour every 1,5 hours.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I have been on many 'Happy Bus' tours as I call them but the one in Dubai was expensive and not enjoyable. The ride in between stops on the blue route is too long with waiting periods at the bus stop whilst the staff chatted and the bus even a pulled in for fuel!! The red ride route somewhat better... More

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I believe Big Bus Tours charges different online prices depending on your country of residence. I'm from Malaysia and purchased a two day ticket for Abu Dhabi at only AED56, which I think it one of the cheapest deals and it was quite worth it. The buses are airconditioned at the bottom deck, while some are partially airconditioned at the... More

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Having lived in the Emirates in the late 1980's , I returned for a holiday. I was surprised to see a Big Bus Tour ! How the city has developed. Initially it seems very expensive and it is true that taxi's are very cheap . However you can get deals in a 48hour ticket and a free night tour. Having... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As always the best way to see a city! Buses great and the routing very interesting. All members for staff very friendly and helpful!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Services around Yas Island and Abu Dhabi were 2 plus hrs apart! Some buses had half upper deck enclosed, some did not - extremely hot! Very clean.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you are like me staying in Dubai, Big Bus offer a free transit shuttle from Dubai to Abu Dhabi which brings you back to Dubai at the end of the day. You need to be up early but arrive in Abu Dhabi just after 10am. The capital is a different feel to Dubai, with more impressive structures that are... More

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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We would like to thank you for the pleasant review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and managed to admire the unique structures built in Abu Dhabi. As you said Abu Dhabi is a quite a different feel from Dubai and therefore we ensured that we include all major attractions in the tour. We... More

Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

There isn't much to see in Abu Dhabi, the grand sayat mosque, and Ferrari world. If you are with a family, save by catching taxis. Taxis from the airport to marina mall are $30, from marina mall to Ferrari world $30, so for under $100 you can see the 3 top attractions if you are there for a short time.... More

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Tallong, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The hop on hop off big bus tour is worth the time and money. It takes about two hours to do the whole run and anytime you get off you can pick up the next bus one hour later which gives you time for shopping or a snack. The commentary in many languages is excellent and informative, but not every... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A very bumpy ride on hard plastic seats with very little air con. The running commentary was very poor. With only four buses a day its a long wait between stops on Yas island. Its very interesting to see the F1 race circuit.

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